A request to add you as a friend

This morning I received a note to add you as a friend
I thought it rather strange because I know not where you stand
I know not where you come from or your views of God and man
Should I ask for information so more of you I’d comprehend?

So many people on here are friends with people they don’t know.
They simply answer yes so their friend’s list, it will grow
I endeavor more to be selective of the ones I add to mine
It’s now exceeded many and in a short amount of time

Some of the ones I‘ve here added are friends from long ago
And some are fellow writers and others; agents that I know
Some are people that support causes in which I believe
And some are friends that play cooking games and planting seeds

How shall I respond, should I use poetic verse?
There has not yet been a cure for that type of literary curse
You want to be my friend but you've yet to read my work
It causes one to wonder in what shadows you may lurk

I received today an e-mail asking for you and I be friends
Yet all you know about me is my age and I'm a man
The writing I compose speaks of my nature and my views
My curiosity comes forth, why these actions you ensue?

I see you love to read and the books you've read are plenty
I hope as we move forward in kindred thought we will share many
In time we can look back on when our friendship had begun
and mark it of a day we will reflect on as caution overcome

So I will answer yes to the request of which you queried
And add you as a friend though I once of you felt leery
For life is short and cumbersome and true friends very few
Therefore I won’t pass up a chance to add the spirit that is you


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Moneylady 6 years ago from Texas

This is really good ... I'm SO glad we are friends!!!

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

I am as well.....friends are important, thanks for your friendship

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Hi must65gt... to this I would be more than pleased to call it your best ever. Very well done, my how you have grown... a blessing to call you friend... thank you.

Blessings and Hugs from Canada.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks for reading and your wonderful comment Quill. Poetry is fun

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada

Beautiful hub and wonderful sentiments. These are things we should think of before we just say yes so the yes has meaning to it. Thanks for the hub and the budding friendship...blessings

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

And to you my deepest thanks for your kind thoughts and friendship. Friends are something to be treasured. God Bless you as well

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A wonderful poem containing very sincere thoughts. I certainly hope that I will be put on your list of friends. Thank you for, got to say it again, a wonderful poem. You are really gifted.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much Hello, and I am honored and blessed to have you as my friend....

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your wonderful comment. Have you finished your book?

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

lol...not the latest ones....I have finished Bayler Daniels and looking for an agent. I am working on two others, The Cathedral and "Distant Horizons"

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! I wish that I could make words rhyme, you make it look so easy, yet when I try I get mixed up, and my minds left in a tizzy...

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

samsons1 thanks for stopping by.

You say you have some difficulty making your words rhyme,

but the words you left as commentary seem to do just fine

you just have to sort out what you want to say with in each verse.

to find the ones that work your phrase might need to be reversed.

poetry is fun and though it may take you some extra time

Im sure that if you work at it it will all work out just fine

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Website Examiner 6 years ago

So you are working on two other books besides Bayler Daniels, huh? No wonder you've got us mortals living in suspense. Jokes aside, you have written a nice poem. How you can keep track of all those friends I do not know, yet you manage it somehow.

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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks for your visit WE, Mortals? ROFL that I could reach your writing level and ability would be a lofty goal. Friends are subjective. I have many aquaintences but only a few real friends, and I count you as one of them. Thanks again....

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Annette R. Smith 5 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

What a wonderful, creative poem! It's a pleasure to meet you, must65gt. I look forward to knowing you better through social media, and through your work here.

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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Friends are wonderful and your poem was awesome.. You have great points. I think I am too trusting sometimes that I have been told.

Love your hub

Voted way up


AEvans 5 years ago

How did I miss this one? I believe it was now time to read this one. Wow! What poetic and powerful words, the poem was funny too! ::::::::::::::::::::D Thumbs up and out of the ashes it rises. :)

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